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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$719K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

4,223

2014

5,164

2015

5,044

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
VENTOLIN HFA 460

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

222

patients, 28% of all patients

PREDNISONE 420

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 400

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

SPIRIVA 383

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 337

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 300

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 15, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.